1950

Le Corbusier

Chandigarh Capital Complex     Chandigarh

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Governor's Palace   2177
Tower of Shadows   2186
Museum of Knowledge   2185
House of Ill Repute 001   2339
House of Shadows Bye   2366
Le Composites   2380

1997.03.20
Unbuilt Chandigarh
Le Corbusier's capital complex at Chandigarh is a modern, though incomplete, realization of the same kind of governing precinct/residence as Schinkel's Residence for a Prince. Both designs strive to use architecture as a vehicle towards higher human aspirations. Like Schinkel's project, the Chandigarh complex was, as planned, to incorporate a numbers of special buildings and monuments. The building that were built include: the High Court, the Legislative Assembly, the Secretariat, and the Monument of the Open Hand. The Monument to the Martyrs is incomplete. The unexecuted parts of the capital include: the Governor's Palace, the Water Courts in front of the Governor's Palace, the Gardens behind the Governor's Palace, the Monument to 24 solar hours, the Tower of Shadows , and the Depth of Consideration.
Quondam is in the process of constructing 3-d computer models of unbuilt Chandigarh.
seeking precedents... ...finding inspiration

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